Nine to Noon on Friday 12 September 2008

9:05 Economy, consumer confidence and inflation

Peter Conway, CTU Economist; David Grimmond, Senior Economist and Director of Infometrics; and Rob Clark, Executive Director AC Neilsen Consumer Goods division

9:25 Policing in South Auckland

Howard Broad, NZ Police Commissioner

9:48 Saving the Earth's environmental hotspots

Dr Michael Tobias, leading environmentalist, has just completed a 20-year project to film successful conservation efforts on Easter Island, Madagascar, in the Atlantic forests of Brazil, in the Andes, Southern California, and in New Zealand. He's in Auckland to preach the conservation message through his film Hotspots.

10:05 Kidnapped in Georgia

Peter Shaw, British businessman Peter Shaw was kidnapped in war-torn Georgia and held for months in a frozen underground prison. He tells us how he survived - and how he escaped.

10:30 Children's Book Review with John McIntyre

The Dudgeon is Coming by Lynley Dodds
Published by Mallinson Rendel
ISBN 978-1-877423-17-8

Superpotamus by Ruth Paul
Published by Scholastic
ISBN 978-1--86943-673-9

Bubble Trouble by Margaret Mahy
Illustrated by Poly Dunbar
Published by Francis Lincoln

10:45 Book reading: Mr Allbones' Ferrets by Fiona Farrell

Episode 4 of 10

11:05 Music review with Manu Taylor

Brian Wilson - That Lucky Old Sun - 2008 Capitol Records

Glen Campbell - Meet Glen Campbell - 2008 Capitol Records/EMI

Dave Dobbyn - Anotherland - 2008 Epic Records/Sony BMG Music Entertainment Group

11:30 Sports commentator Richard Becht

11:45 Week That Was

With Radar and Pinky Agnew